Curator Knows Best: freesquirrel

(Last Updated On: March 12, 2018)


If you like puzzles, not reading this is simply illogical

When it comes to Sporcle, curators truly do know best. In this blog series, some of the great curators of Sporcle share their expert opinions on curating, top-notch quizzes, up-and-coming Sporclers, and a wee bit of trivia.

This week we feature freesquirrel, curator for the Logic subcategory.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
I actually stumbled upon the website during an unrelated google search that I don’t remember and I just kept going through recommended quizzes and soon I was hooked. After learning about badges, the completionist in me couldn’t not make an account and I haven’t looked back since.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
A lover of all things logic, the logic puzzles on the site caught my interest almost immediately. They are what really caused me to fall in love with Sporcle as the unique format was something I hadn’t seen before. So, the category was a natural fit for me.

What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategory?
The first logic puzzle was written by Lewis Carroll, better known as the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategory?
I personally enjoy the Nimble Number Logic Puzzles from Buckler.

What are some of your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
I personally love all of the logic quizzes by the user d_o. His quizzes inspired me to create my own logic quiz and I find them very challenging and rewarding.

What are your favorite quizzes from an entirely different category?
My favorite non-logic quiz has to be Countries of the World. As an ardent badge hunter, getting 100% on this quiz was a necessity for me so I spent a lot of time trying at it and now still to this day I know all the countries by heart so I would have to pick it as my favorite because completing it really taught me something in the long term.

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
I sometimes peruse the Curators group but am not very active in groups.

How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
Sporclers who want to contact me should send me a Sporcle message. I will respond as soon as I can. I also read every comment on my quizzes so that would work too.

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
I would say the aforementioned d_o as I love pretty much all of his logic quizzes.

Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 ate 9.

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Pearl does a variety of media-related tasks at Sporcle, including blog writing, video production, and social media maintenance. She does research on penguins, enjoys snail mucus in her skincare, and once turned herself Sporcle Orange from eating too many carrots.